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Arosa article in Skier & Snowboarder Magazine

Arosa article in Skier & Snowboarder Magazine

A year ago – in the good old days before ‘Lockdown 1.0’, Iain stayed at the Hotel Valsana in Arosa, Switzerland. Is this the most sustainable hotel in Switzerland? That’s the question I ask in this article, recently published in Skier & Snowboarder Magazine
I hate ‘I Hate Mountains’ irony…

I hate ‘I Hate Mountains’ irony…

The last few weeks I’ve been chased around the internet by some dogged display advertising…and I hate it. I don’t recall visiting their website [I’m not going to link to or mention the brand], so I guess I’ve been targeted by one of Google’s ‘Similar Audiences’. “It’s ironic, innit!” To the extent that I am...
When is a ski lift not a ski lift?

When is a ski lift not a ski lift?

As all British skiers are well aware, the ski lifts in France (and across most of Europe) are not turning at present. Safety measures in place French ski resorts have presented a well-prepared case that ski lifts can be managed safely using new Covid protocols. However, despite the evidence from Switzerland that opening lifts does...
One Month in La Clusaz for One Euro

One Month in La Clusaz for One Euro

We’ve written before on Skipedia about ski resorts targeting the #workation market, but even with a 40% discount the rates offered for a month’s accommodation in Courchevel would still have to fit in your budget. But a month in La Clusaz for just a single Euro seems to good to be true. Partnership with Airbnb...
Study shows ski resort cable car rides safer than going to work

Study shows ski resort cable car rides safer than going to work

“We’re following the science” That’s a phrase we’ve heard a lot since the pandemic arrived. And it means that most ski resorts in Europe have their lifts closed at present. Switzerland is an exception to that, but a recent study suggests that this might not be as horrifying as some Twitter users would have you...
9 Takeaways from the Ski Club of Great Britain Survey

9 Takeaways from the Ski Club of Great Britain Survey

With skiing looking less likely for British skiers this winter, there were some encouraging results from the latest Ski Club of Great Britain survey, gathered during January 2021 from over 5000 respondents. Highlights from the survey include: 49% of consumers still intend to go skiing ‘if possible’ this season (this figure was down by 10% from...